Nobody likes getting lost. It’s a horrible feeling to be sure! It’s really horrible when you can’t pull over and ask for directions. Imagine being lost while on a hike. Or a camping trip goes wrong and your phone dies leaving you out of reach. With GPS tracking from Datablaze, you next wilderness adventure will be safer for sure. Here are a couple of reasons to pack along a personal GPS tracker when you go off the beaten path. It’s important to note, that GPS tracking from Datablaze is only available in areas where cellular coverage is available. Be sure to plan out your trek accordingly.
EXTENDED BATTERY LIFE
Unlike your mobile phone, personal GPS trackers are designed with long battery life. Depending on how much movement there is, some devices can last up to 15 days on a single charge. This alone can be a lifesaver in the event you’re injured or lost during a hike. But, remember to let someone know that you’re going out because they have to know to look for you! Datablaze CEO and Co-Founder, Lance Hilton said, “if you remember to put it in your backpack before you leave, this little device can mean the difference between life and death. Even if you have your phone with you, odds are the battery will be short-lived. The long battery life can’t be overlooked.”
MAP ACCURACY TO 6 FEET
If you’re lost, then it goes without saying you don’t know where you are. Even if you can get a phone signal, you’ll likely struggle explaining to rescuers how to get to you. And remember, your time will be short because that phone is using valuable battery life during your conversation. GPS technology today can pinpoint your location to within six feet showing your exact location on a map. That makes finding you a much easier task…especially considering you may be injured and time may not be on your side. Here’s a story about hikers in Utah saved by GPS technology!
A little bit of preparation can go a long way when it comes to making your next excursion a little bit safer. Before you head out to spend time in mother nature, grab a little insurance before you go and pick up a personal GPS tracking device.
Losing your luggage can be a nightmare. If you’ve ever gone through this, you know it’s not something you’d wish on your worst enemy. Now you don’t have put the fate of your luggage into the hands and machinery of giant airports and airlines. Simply add a small GPS tracking device like the Blackhawk from DataBlaze and you can keep an eye on your luggage regardless of where it ends up. A couple of advantages of tracking your baggage include:
START YOUR VACATION IMMEDIATELY
If you are going on vacation, you probably didn’t pack everything you need in your carry-on. You may need a bathing suit or ski boots immediately. The last thing you want to do is have to wait for the airline to deliver your lost bag. With the Blackhawk, you’ll know exactly where your lost luggage is located, cutting down on the time spent waiting. Statistically speaking, anywhere from 1 to about 3 people out of 1000 will have their luggage lost during any given travel year. Don’t be a statistic any longer than you must be.
KEEP YOUR PRECIOUS ITEMS
Having lost items in the past, I now know NOT to pack things I care about in my checked baggage. But, sometimes this is unavoidable based on how much stuff you may be travelling with. Again, it would be nice if everything could fit into carry-on, but it’s just not realistic. There is no better insurance than having a GPS tracker stowed away for the ride. If the luggage is lost, you’ll know where it is, improving your odds of getting it back in one piece and in a timely manner.
There are dozens of reasons to use a GPS tracking system in your luggage when you travel. These are just a couple. For a small investment, you can travel easy knowing where your baggage is at all times!
The advancement in GPS tracking technology has been nothing short of miraculous. We can track our teen drivers, our fleet of company vehicles, or even our luggage while travelling. One of the most exciting aspects of this technology involves victims of Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, three out of five people with Alzheimer’s Disease will wander off at some point as their disease progresses. The association goes on to point out that if the person is not found within 24 hours, up to half of these individuals will suffer serious injury or death.
If you’re concerned about one of your loved ones wandering away from safety and into danger, DataBlaze’s GPS tracking solutions can provide you with that extra peace of mind should the unthinkable occur. Emilee Faulkner, Sales Manager at DataBlaze said, “I really can’t think of many better uses for our personal tracking technology than keeping our family members safe…from teen drivers, to those suffering from memory related disorders.”
The size of today’s trackers has made them more user friendly than ever. Consider the BlackHawk with the dependable service only Verizon can provide. This unit is only 3 inches tall and less than 2 inches thick. Smaller than a deck of playing cards! When paired with a Velcro holster, it’s very unobtrusive and makes tracking virtually hassle free. If you’re worried getting lost in their vehicle, it can be mounted in a magnetic case for ease of use in that case as well.
Units of this type can be tracked to within 6 feet depending on how you set it up. The easy to use map-based interface allows you the opportunity to see exactly where the device, and your loved one, or their vehicle is, always. If you feel like you have a loved one that could benefit from this technology, you’re probably right. Trust your instincts and take advantage of the advances in GPS tracking devices. It may save the life of someone you love.
In today’s business climate, it’s more important than ever to leverage technology to help you get ahead. GPS tracking technology is just one more opportunity to set yourself apart from your competition. How? While there are many ways for a company to use GPS trackers, we’ll focus on the top 4 reasons to make this technology a part of your business today!
CUT OPERATING EXPENSES
The obvious benefit to fleet managers is improved route planning. By pinpointing your vehicles and personnel, you’ll be able to get a better view of how their day is actually spent. By using a graphical map interface, managers can see where the vehicle went throughout the day, giving them a chance to improve tomorrow’s delivery or service times. Which leads to the next topic…customer service!
Nothing shows a customer how important they are like being on time. If you’ve had difficulty in the past meeting deadlines, adding a GPS tracking system may be just what you need to improve your efficiency. As a business owner or manager, you don’t intentionally disappoint customers by being late. It’s likely that you just don’t know where the improvement areas lie. Now you will!
FIND YOUR VALUABLE ASSETS
Transporting assets is an enormous responsibility. Adding GPS trackers to sensitive or expensive loads will help you rest easier knowing exactly where that load is always. Not only can the load be pricey, the cost of that truck or trailer is often more than the load they’re carrying. Not to mention the lost work you’d experience if you didn’t have your truck or trailer.
While this may sound a little harsh, we’re talking about physical boundaries, or Geo-Fences. Even the most dependable employees will stray from time-to-time while on company time. Given the fact that “knowledge is power”, you’ll have the knowledge of exactly where your vehicle/employee has been and how long they’ve been there. Simply set a Geo-Fence around an area and you’ll be alerted as to when a vehicle leaves or enters that space. You can then determine if it’s excessive or not. Again, knowledge is power!
This summer, DataBlaze and Harley Davidson make sharing your love of the open road easier than ever. With the addition of MotoGPS from DataBlaze you’ll be able to watch other members of your group in real-time via live mapping. Emilee Faulkner, sales manager at DataBlaze says the initial launch will focus on the Las Vegas market. She said, “We are very excited to team up with Harley Davidson to launch our MotoGPS platform! It will revolutionize the way riders share their experience.” DataBlaze is an industry leader in the world of GPS tracking. Their innovative graphic interface makes tracking your motorcycle easier than ever.
MotoGPS is a real-time GPS tracking platform that allows users to share their location, ride statistics, trip details and more via social media. All of this can be updated in two second increments. It also provides security features such as ignition kill and device location tracking. According to esurance.com, stolen motorcycles are less likely to be recovered. The insurance company says, “the stolen-motorcycle recovery rate is quite low: only about 30 percent, compared with roughly 60 percent for cars.” If your bike is stolen, simply shut off the ignition and follow the live mapping function to find your ride! Don’t be a statistic!
This summer, make MotoGPS and Harley Davidson a part of your good times! If you ride alone or in a large group, nothing makes riding more fun than sharing your experiences with your friends and family.